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Monday, April 3, 2017


Since I have been unpacking I have taken the opportunity to organize my modeling toolbox.  I tend to be a bit of a tool whore and if I see a new tool I generally have to have it. 
Top is large hand tools rulers, squares and large cutters. 
 Punches and wire bending tools and jigs.
 Small hand cutters, chisels and planes. 
 Greenstuff World textured rollers.
 Press molds and silicone tipped tools. 
 Metal sculpting tools
 Pin vises, knives, hobby saw, scissors, files, long and small tools at the bottom
 Hand cutters, tweezers, wire bending tools and punches.
 Here are the punches.  Gold shaping cups, hex punch and circle punch. 
I still have some more tools to sort out but they are in other boxes and I am still building my hobby space again.
Snitchy sends.

Rubberized Horsehair

Been a while since I have posted.  Had to move house and unpacking has taken the majority of my time.
I have been trying to get my hands on rubberized horsehair since I read about it in Terrain modeling by Richard Windrow.  It is needless to say been incredibly difficult to get.   Apparently it was used as furniture padding prior to foam and is not longer used normally.  You can find it at specialty vendors for specialty prices.  I generally try not to spend specialty prices when I can so I am attempting to make some.  First you need a donor for the hair.   Here I have a crossover with my wife and daughters hobbies.

When spring hit the Pony was shedding like crazy.   So a bit pf brushing gathered a huge amount of hair.  I took this and used Fairy liquid dish soap to clean it and let it dry.

Next I laid it out on granny grating in a bucket.  Then took some mold making latex and mix it one to one with water.

This was poured onto a layer of horsehair on the grating and then left to dry.  Here are a couple of photos of the drying horsehair.

Once I get some made up in terrain I will share it.
Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.